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Our Support Team


Message for Students: 

"Zealive means living in New Zealand, where you come to learn and leave to achieve.

Education is more than just a job; it's a passion, a calling, a way of life.

I firmly believe that education is the key to unlocking every student's potential, and I am dedicated to creating a dynamic and supportive learning environment where each student can thrive."

Caroline Li
Director, Acting Principal
Languages: English, Mandarin


Message for Students:

We open our hearts and welcome all students to come and study at our school.

Enjoy the pleasure of learning with us! 

Annie Tian
Marketing Manager
Languages: English, Chinese 


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Message for Students:

At Zealive, we want to ensure the seamless operation of our institution, striving for your optimal learning experience.

If you have any questions or suggestions related to the school's operations, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Your input is vital for our ongoing improvement.

Thank you for being part of our community, and I wish you all a successful academic year ahead!

Terry Xu
Operations Manager
Languages: English, Chinese, Mandarin


Message for Students:

Hello all, welcome to Zealive Institute!

I am here to make your academic journey more enjoyable and active.

I try my best to give you tons of opportunities to have NZ experience outside of classrooms, and I hope you enjoy them. 

Come see me if you need any support or help, too:)

Chie Ishii
Marketing Specialist
Languages: English, Japanese


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Miranda Wang
Office Manager


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Liz Huang
Student Support

Our Teaching Team


Martin Renner
Director of Studies
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, Italian 

Message for Students:

A day when you learn nothing new is a day wasted! Always strive to improve yourself day-by-day!

Fun facts: I went to ninja school in Japan; I played electric guitar and bass guitar in bands in Japan and China; I wrote and directed a horror feature film; I had 8 books published in China; I was an IELTS Examiner in Beijing.   


John Goddard
General English Teacher
Languages: English, a little French, Māori 

Message for Students:

Embrace the opportunity you have been given in Aotearoa New Zealand to use English.

You are in an English-speaking environment, so learn and enjoy this wonderful experience. Please do not worry if you make errors in using English. As we say, “Learn from your mistakes, rather than not learn from your inaction“. 

Over the years I have taught English in high schools, language schools and institutes of technology, primarily in Auckland. As well, I have been an IELTS examiner at various centres throughout Auckland. I have always been a keen sportsman and today I still ride waves at every opportunity on my assortment of surfboards.


Haoze Du
General English Teacher
LanguagesEnglish, Chinese

Message for Students:

I'm an ESL teacher who also tutors IELTS!

Hope you can enjoy your time at our institute.

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Aamina Latheef
ESOL Teacher Upper-Int
Languages: English

Message for Students:

I salute you all for your courage and determination to take up the challenge of mastering a new language in an atmosphere that you are not quite accustomed to.

As Abraham Lincoln said,

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."



Nev Cant
NZ Culture Teacher
Languages: English

Message for Students:

Having fun shearing yours and NZ's culture together!


William Skelly
General English Teacher
Languages: English, and bits and pieces of other languages

Message for Students:

Man who catch fly with chopstick, accomplish anything. 


- Mr. Miyagi


Claire Yao
General English Teacher
Languages: English, Mandarin

Message for Students:

Strive for excellence but don’t compare yourself to others.

Educational background:

PhD in English from University of Auckland 

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